UK Data Archive: 1970s

Article dated: 30 May 2017

As part of our series of short articles 'A decade in 50 words' we take a look at the 1970s: 

The 70s. The Data Bank becomes the Survey Archive and the Government Statistical Service enables government surveys to be deposited at the Archive - Ivor Crewe, Director 1974-82, highlights this as a “mark of government recognition and approval”. At this time, most data are backed up on large reels of magnetic tape. 

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